SoundHound coming to BlackBerry 10 'very soon'

By Bla1ze on 4 Jun 2013 06:50 pm EDT
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SoundHound, one of a few music identification services out there, has been pretty vocal about their upcoming support for BlackBerry 10 as of late. Previously, they let everyone know a version of the app was forthcoming through their customer support emails plus, during BlackBerry Live they were among the list of new apps announced but no timeframe for release was given. Now though, the conversation has changed from the normal 'we're working on it' to a slightly bit more pleasing 'it's coming very very soon'. I know a lot of people have been waiting for an app like this, so it'll be great to have it finally arrive.

172 comments

etnt7

Can't wait :D

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etnt7

First!

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djraz_official

Nope you're second Bahaha

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etnt7

First and second ;)

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iwasspartacus

You've won a cookie!

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mnc76

+1 :) :)

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aoduko

Yay!

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thedustytaco

knock knock.
whos there?
sound hound
sound hound who?
SOUND HOUND IS COMMING TO BlackBerry 10 WOOOOOOooOooOoo!!!!!

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j_k

Sounds cool! :)

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Chanlion

Can't say enough but thank you SoundHound. Dunno if it's better than Shazam. That's all I've ever used.

messa831

Yup, same here. Hopefully its just as good. But right now, I'll take what I can get.

Joel Hill

Having used both on other devices, I prefer Sound Hound to Shazam. Very happy to hear it's getting some BlackBerry love!

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mnc76

I've heard Sound Hound is better than Shazam as well.

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JTon

I switched from Shazam to Soundhound on my android. Never returned. This is fantastic news!

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koolrosh

SoundHound is better as you do not have to wait for the timer to finish before it identifies the song and the app has some robust features. But I think SoundHound does not have a free version.

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DYLANHABKIRK

SoundHound is free, at least, on iOS. There is also a $6.99US alternative with many upgrades.

koves

Great news!

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gyubok

Is this like shazam? Where are they?

Corky Notes for bb10 developer

Snap51

I have used both and it is very similar to Shazam.

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buylocal_getaBB

Which is better?

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arvind1983

I found SoundHound to be better on Android. I stopped using Shazam after using SoundHound.

djraz_official

I sent a request to the shazam team and the response was they have no plans in the foreseeable future but keep checking. Pffft. No time for lame arse replies like that. From what I'm reading seems people who switched prefer soundhound. Over shazam so i hope it's as good if nit better.

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gregorylkelly

Shazam is dead to me....Once I heard SoundHound was developing for BlackBerry10, I had my wife install it on her iPhone. We were both avid Shazam users, but now we will never go back.

Great work losing customers Shazam!!

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Kevmobile

Good app on my Archos 7. It'll be great not to have to fire up the Archos (much slower than my PlayBook...okay, no comparison, though I still like using it for some things) when I want to identify some music.

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Bluline79

Sweet I can't wait!

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Snap51

Great news !

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sledhead1

Awesome

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howl078

Ohh yeeeaaaahhhh.......

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El Platanero

I have money saved up for this app.

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djraz_official

You make it sound like it's gonna cost a thousand dollars or so. Lol

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thedustytaco

its true, the currency here in canada is much higher than wherever you are from :P

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DYLANHABKIRK

Much higher is a bit of a stretch when it comes to apps and games. Canadian here too, and the prices are only a matter of cents off, if at all.

Kamika007z

It's better than crappy shazzam... From what I have heard, you can also sing to it for identification.

EsJayDee

This is correct. It's better that way, if you don't remember the name of a song but you know how it goes you can hum or sing it and it identifies it.

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Kamika007z

Thanks!

It just came out, so I downloaded it and it's awesome. And it's free with no ads! Sweet!!

winter_hat

Awesome, can't wait! This was one of my most wanted apps.

1bbu

Any chance this will be a free app?

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iwasspartacus

I hope so.

Hey do you have any app development skills? I'm looking for a developer to help put together a free app that is guaranteed to be HUGE. Honest.

I can't pay a fucking dime however it will look amazing on your resume. And if I ever monetize it (wink wink) I will give you credit. Whoops... props!! I will!!

So DM me dude. And let's get started cos there is a LOT of unpaid work I need you to do.

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bobfranklin

Wow, what an offer!

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djraz_official

Hahahaha. He might even take you up on that offer

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1bbu

There are a lot of large free apps. Having users pay for the app is not the only way the developer can generate revenue.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10.

iwasspartacus

I totally agree. And will totally pay you one day.

So... how 'bout it? I figure 6 mos work tops! Dude... did I mention this will look sweet on your resume!?!

I can see it now: top free download. Sigh.

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1bbu

Sounds good, see you tomorrow!

Sent from my BlackBerry 10.

1bbu

I win, bitch.

Sent from my BlackBerry 10.

iwasspartacus

Chuckle. A cookie, like everyone else.

I understand zynga might have some unpaid intern spots opening up.

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buylocal_getaBB

Then to answer your question, no, this app will probably cost money.

And be totally worth it

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LyBerry

I loved Shazam on my Torch 9850. Will take any service of this nature at this point, but am happy it's SoundHound, based on what I heard about it.

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kozmo68

Never used it but I have used Shazam over the years. Since they beat Shazam to the BB10 party I will definitely download once available, paid or not.

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J09GTSGraphite

I will second that!!!

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AQUA_Berry

Here here

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buylocal_getaBB

Mos Def. Loved Shazam but due to there refusal to support bb10 will switch to Sound hound and never look back

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njrPTA9273

I agree totally. I emailed Shazam last month asking for BlackBerry support and they replied that

"Hi there,

Thank you for contacting the Shazam Customer Services Team.

We are constantly evaluating new platforms for Shazam and Blackberry 10 is one of the platforms we are still evaluating. The BB experience has not been as good as other platforms and we want to ensure all versions we release are of the same great standard we are proud of.

For now, our service is currently unavailable for your device but all details of devices we do cover is on our website, www.shazam.com, or on the Stores or Marketplaces you would purchase our application from.

Our apologies for any and all inconvenience caused but keep an eye out for future releases."

So as yall can see don't look for them to join up anytime soon.

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neilwick

In other words, they have no idea that BlackBerry 10 is not similar to the previous BlackBerry OS versions.

Daniel Montanaro

Nice. This will be the last app that I need, and then I can permanently put away my 9900.

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djraz_official

I second that. Hate carrying two phones when all I need is one.

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Carmels

Hurry up already!

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Drew Oswalt

Been waiting for a music ID app to make it to BB10. Now for BlackBerry News and the transition from 9800 to Z10 will be complete.

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AQUA_Berry

Don't hold your breath
Heard BlackBerry were going to stop BBNews soon so don't expect a BB10 client

It is a shame as it is one of my most used Apps and the reason I keep my 9900 beside my bed. The best App for keeping up to date on any news subject.

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edyts

Sweet I'm hoping for Q10 support. I still need to "name that song" sometimes.

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annon91221

yes!!!! <insert>pic"that fist pump baby"....;)

nick canada

Loved shazam but if they don't want me I don't want them.

please take my money soundhound and thank you

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Armand0

Great!!! So glad BlackBerry is getting more apps every day!!!:) #teamblackberry

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yetis_torch

Looking forward to it.

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Solar 77

Though I prefer Shazam, I can't wait for this to arrive since I NEED a music identification app like this one. See, different strokes for different folks.

Only have 2 apps on my most wanted list that ain't available yet for Bb10, that's Flip board and Instagram. Hoping they come up with native apps.

Impressed by the Sound Hound developers, that's very good news.

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Leroy Padilla

Finally. Sux since VZW did away with Song ID.

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madoon

Finally getting music identification. Really missed the service.
Thank you soundhound.

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stots

This will be the first app I will pay for on my Z10 :)

BlackBerry Z10- I use it for a phone and a computer :)

pre456

Need an app like this, I really did not realize how dependant I became to shazam. Lol everytime I wanted to search for a song, ii hated life. Lol

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HUNTZODIAC

Yes can't do to download this app!!!! Mad hyped!!!!!

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Afourtrackmind

This is great. Sound Hound on ios is way better than shaman. I hope this is as good as sound hound for ios.
The announcement is proof that these guys are doing good things. I'd love it if they bring the lyrics that play with the music function. Very cool indeed!

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EsJayDee

I second the lyrics!

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slagman5

Hopefully it'll be for Z10 and Q10 since I'm getting a Q10 once it's released by AT&T. :-)

ATMJOE

Payed for SayIt and star traker. Will support the app makers that are supporting BlackBerry.

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dbarz

I was a shazam fan but I'm giving live to anyone that's supporting bb10!

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dbarz

* giving love

Lol

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brout

I've wanted this app for so long!

Danny FirstCharger

I've been waiting for this

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agp101

Oh yeah? If you ain't gonna gamble another car pending its release, then hush. :p

slagman5

Here is their response to someone's question about whether it'll be native or a port: "@rajdeepmalhi It is a native BB10 app. :)" I like that even though the question was: "will it be Native or an Android port?" note the question asks in future tense, *will* it be native, while the answer is in PRESENT tense, it *is* a native... I know this might sound minor to most, but the way people refer to things like that really tells more than you might think. :-) Either way, it's a good sign.

djraz_official

Go grammar lessons

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slagman5

Um, if that's what you took from my statement, then, uh, sorry...

What I was saying is more in psychology than in grammar. But thanks for noticing anyway...

bluetroll

looking foward to it!

jsille

Can't wait! That day in which I finnally have SoundHound in my Z10, I'll feel absolutely completed about Apps!

risburk@msn.com

If this is like Shazam I am all in!

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kawikaratekid

I used Shazam and Soundhound. I prefer Soundhound

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Mr Gill

I concur. Soundhound even recognizes the songs that aren't so well known, where as Shazam sometimes does not.

lionel_agir

I have SoundHound on my iPad. Having it on my my BlackBerry z10 is a welcome treat. Way to go BlackBerry 10.

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07thking

I'm so happy to hear this news. This is one if the few amps I have been waiting for.

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M--Canuck

Yaayeah

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trinibai

Can't wait for it, but I have a question in regards to what we're some of the apps that was mentioned at blackberry live

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djraz_official

About time. Seeing as Shazam had no interest in the near foreseeable future to provide a native app. Pity. I so liked Shazam.

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timboalogo

I hope it ties into BlackBerry World so that music can be easily purchased after recognising a song, just as Shazam and 7Digital were on my Torch.

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EsJayDee

+1. Splendid idea.

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clmazda

Finally! I was looking forward for shazam, but seems that there not interested in BB10, so I'll definitely get soundhound!

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p51

I switched over a couple years ago. SoundHound blows the doors off of the Shazam app

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EsJayDee

I concur.

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InterPlace55

I used Soundhound on my Android Tablet and I can safely say that it is a superior app and better than Shazam. Day one download for me

djraz_official

So grammar lessons provided by slagman5 aside, how about everyone actually check the spelling of what they type before they hit enter. It's so annoying to see horrible speeeling!!!!! Lol. Like that. See it's annoying. Spelling takes but a second to double check but imagine the peace and tranquility others get by not attempting to decipher what you wrote. It states a lot about you. I'm not included as i have a forgiveness pass that permits me to make idiotic spelling and grammatical errors. Cheers. Do the happy dance

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sebstarr

Finally! What about shazaam?

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dcbo89

Yay. This is good news. I don't know sound hound but I think this will be satisfactory

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acro

I use to love shazam . They have however played the fool and not given bb10 any love. So I'm glad to hear these guys are helping us out :)

Sound hound here I come

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TheUnknownUser

Awesome news!

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shripal_modi

Amazing news

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Maxey05

Awesome! I have been waiting for this app! Glad to see great apps like this coming to BB10! Slowly but surely getting better and better for BlackBerry!

MozThaGreat

Would love a Soundcloud app. or spotify.

SkaterGuy2k

That's amazing news. I kinda hope it's better than shazam so I never care again if they support us or not. Just hope they can have the same kinda promotions that are run through the radio and shazam. Still can't wait :)

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Boldover

Finally....was waiting for an app like this.

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tyrellbristol

Shazam does have a better database since they signed a deal with beatport.com. But this is still great for blackberry

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lnichols

Very soon with anything BB10 related means 3 months?

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mariostamile

Will defiantly grab it when it comes out!

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Hydir66

Can't wait for it!

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Daniel Baldassare

Very cool to see the app content growing.

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GjDub

Sweet!!!! Shazam 'this '! lol

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nmckinlay

+1 nice one

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SO_Davis

Time to sound off on Shanzam again and find out yet another excuse! Looks like this might be the answer we have all been waiting for.

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nmckinlay

Excellent. I'd be happy to pay SoundHound for it. Hoping they generate enough revenue that Shazam will be kicking themselves. BlackBerry users (hopefully) are a demographic that aren't afraid to fork over a few bucks for quality apps.

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brosee

Awesome. Can't wait. That's one thing BlackBerry has been missing. Song recognition. Sweet.

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PippinTook

Great news I personally have found soundhound more accurate then shazam for my music taste

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freedomx20a

FINALLY!!! This would make my Q10 perfect! I got instagram already. :P

ShadowRaine

Shazam was good on BB7, but much slower than it was in iPhone. Let's hope this service when it comes compares in its quality

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patrick10

lets go soundhound #bb10

jmturner@gmail.com

Great news! BlackBerry needs more developer support like this.

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dee.

I've been dying for this one. I definitely can't wait!

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Leo Li

i hope is a native apps for BlackBerry 10

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Gees97

Free?

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z10fido

Very soon. Aka whenever.

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nickthebold

Sound hound absolutely sheets on shazam. It's much better

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mary kay peyers

Never used sound hound but my friends that do use it like the app

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jfunds

Swwweeeettt

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derizzle

Defo another long awaited app for my bbry z10... keep them rolling...

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Miss_Hawkins

Can't wait!

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Gerii

Finally! Has been a long wait since the BlackBerry 10 launch where it was first announced.

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step07

1 less app I use a lot to wait for!

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TomCam2710

Great ! Finally an app for music identification on BB10 !

sakin13

The word "soon" has gotten a whole new broader meaning on this forum...

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THBW

This is a great move by SoundHound and another lost opportunity for Shazam. I can't help but reflect on a recent New York Times article which bemoaned the myopic vision of silcon valley and the lack of vision from software developers that live in this bubbled universe. Good to know that there a few companies that haven't fallen this this trap.

Allan Godden

Always used Shazam on old blackberry devices. Never used sound dog

Nels

I'm so excited for this to come to my Z10!

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rstevenw

This looks to be a great addition to the app catalog. I'll install it as soon as it's available.

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etnt7

I'm still waiting.. :p

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xtremeled

Why do some of you complain when you have to actually pay for an app? Most are ONE freakin dollar a few might be 5 or 6 dollars. Really? a few dollars is to much to spend?
Before anyone say a word, No! Im not an app developer but I am a small business owner. people bitch when they are asked to pay and complain when its free but covered with ads. LOL

etnt7

Shut up!

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Louis Belshaw1

Been waiting for this for ages!!! Nice!

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fares2005

Finally

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ynotbme

Today would be good......please.

jrsegoviano

Dumping Sazham!

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zoloft73

Awesome! One less most wanted on Z10!

BlackBerry Z10 white Maxis MY

Bonsaibo

Let's support those that support BlackBerry. If Shazam doesn't care about the BlackBerry community, and SoundHound does, then my money follows as well. Besides, SoundHound is much better than Shazam (IMO).

heri16

Yipeeee!

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unlimited_ent

Thank god, been waiting for Shazam but this is even better #z10

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nad_2430

Happy to give my $ to sound Hound. Forget shazam. Even if it comes out later on bb10 it's too little too late.

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Kurt Windibank

Good...Shazam is on the sidelines with bb10 so my money is on who goes in first..you got my $$ Sound Hound. screw shazam

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Kurt Windibank

Get me amazon Streaming and Netflix can honk on Bobo too

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dantr0nz

Very soon this..coming soon that...lets go already.

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rickylee626

Extremely excited to hear this!

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DumasDale

I hope the very soon they use isn't the same soon blackberry used for Skype!

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surgeon1919

Thank you!

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larryb1280

Soundhound!!
That is awesome I have been waiting....blows away shazam!!

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arthropod88

It is out just downloaded it!!

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stabstabdie

Wow. That was VERY soon bla1ze!!

thelastkazekage

Cool! Looking forward for this app! :)

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techanic

Confirmed release in Canada.

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d00mbrainer

Already out in Singapore!!! Yay!

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Theo Groenevelt

Having never owned an iOS / droid phone, I've never had the pleasure of using such an app...Definitely looking forward to this app!

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